Tag Archives: National Park

A Look Ahead To 2016

Without sounding like a complete bust here, I’ve got a lot of repeat visits coming up in 2016. There’s a reason for that, though, which I’ll get to in a moment. First, what’s on tap for the new year…

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The Ghosts Of Christmas 2015

What a busy, busy year! Whew. And I’m thankful for every minute of it.

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Spotting Wildlife in the Tetons and Yellowstone

We saw so much wildlife in the Tetons and Yellowstone, that my girlfriend and I started naming the animals. No, nothing like Bob or Susie. We created fun names – at least we thought so, laughing as we pointed and shouted them out throughout the trip – and a whole bunch of great memories. Here […]

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My First Time Camping in Yellowstone

My first time camping was my first time camping in Yellowstone. Well, I suppose that’s not entirely true. I did a little camping with my parents and the Boy Scouts when I was a kid, but that’s so many years ago I don’t really recall it beyond the roasted marshmallows, some swimming, and those awesome […]

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Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic

I’ve not been able to see Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic either of the previous two times I’ve visited the national park. The parking lot for both the boardwalk and the trail to the overlook were¬†way too packed, and there was too much else to see and do for me to sit and wait for a spot […]

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Happy 100th Birthday Rocky Mountain National Park!

Happy birthday, Rocky Mountain National Park! That’s right, today – January 26th, 2015 – is the park’s 100th birthday. On this day in 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill to designate what some call the Switzerland of the U.S. as a national park. In honor of one of my favorite places in Colorado, particularly […]

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A New National Historic Site in NASA

I stood on the floor of NASA’s old mission control trying to wrap my head around it all. After all, it’s where the Apollo 11 lunar landing was coordinated. It was the spot where it all happened with Apollo 13. And it’s where so many of the most awesome moments in space exploration history – […]

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My Five Rules of Hiking

Are there rules to hiking? Don’t you just throw on a pack with some water and munchies and hit the trail? Well, yeah, that’s certainly one way of doing it. And for most hikes that’s okay. But there are a few other things to keep in mind before heading out the door. And after hearing […]

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